In 1880, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Cell Block 3 was converted into the “Hospital Department” for the prison which included about 20 cells. They tried to take care of all injuries and illness here to avoid transporting an inmate to a local hospital. They had different types of physicians rotate through Cell Block 3 to perform a number of different surgeries, procedures and services. Can you imagine having surgery in this environment??? You can see a picture of the surgery room below. Cell Block 3 was in use for this purpose until the prison closed in 1970.
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